Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

PROLIFIC saxophonist Joseph “Jose Sax” Chinouriri will early next month stage a tribute show in honour of music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi who died on January 22 last year. ...

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO ZTV reality show, Date My Friend executive producer Pascal Kwaramba has revealed that hundreds of men and women searching for potential spouses send WhatsApp messages ...

United States filmmaker and designer Sasha Emerson is in the country as one of the facilitators of the two-week Almasi African Playwrights Conference that is expected to end this Saturday at Harare's Reps Theatre. ...

UPCOMING Bulawayo filmmaker Braydan Heart, popularly known as Kardashian, launched a reality show — Being Braydan — late last year which deals with issues of lifestyle, fashion, events and spaces around the City of Bulawayo, where he likes going with his socialite friends John Mombeshora, Linscah and Mitchelle Chikwengo as they navigate their way through different destinations. He said the show was a platform to showcase other youths in the entertainment industry. Strong-willed and focused, the 25-year-old Heart said most youths were trapped in drug abuse and vuzu parties because they felt there was nothing left that the city could offer them. NewsDay (ND) Life & Style reporter Sharon Sibindi caught up with Heart (BH) for an in-depth discussion. Below are excerpts from the interview. ...

THERE is no doubt that the year 2019 was a big year for the hip-hop genre in Zimbabwe. ...

UNITED KINGDOM-BASED Zimbabwean actress and choreographer Enisia Mashusha yesterday said the forthcoming season 2 of The “A” List Show will be a revamped production, with its first episode taking a peep into small and big house sagas as to why women end up fighting each other. ...

Eddie Ndhlovu, executive director of the popular local soap opera Wenera, says the production will be undergoing a re-branding process to Viva Wenera as they target regional and international markets. ...

THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in Bulawayo is in May set to host its first-ever digital arts exhibition in partnership with Arebyte Gallery in London, supported by the British Council Southern Africa Arts. ...

CULTURE music has long been considered flabby among youthful artistes, despite it having placed the country on the world map through artistes such as Stella Chiweshe, who is well known globally for her singing and playing of the mbira dzavadzimu, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe (a Bantu ethnic group native to southern Africa). ...

Title: Out of Darkness, Shining Light Author: Petina Gappah Publisher: Scribner EVEN in this golden age of African women writing in English, Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah stands out. ...

AFTER a series of conversations and lively studio sessions, the Dreams of a Better Zimbabwe riddim on a reggae/dancehall tip that features some of the country’s top voices was recently released on the Song Zimbabwe’s YouTube channel. ...

BROOKLYN Films International 2020 director Tinashe Gijima said his current production, Scars/Amanxeba, whose third episode shooting started yesterday is a feminist project. In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style yesterday, Gijima said part of the feature film’s episodes seek to unpack some of the causes of the girl children dropping out of school and also amplify on the importance of culture. ...

BY FREEMAN MAKOPA AWARD-WINNING Afro-fusion songbird Linda Nyauchi, popularly known as Lee McHoney in musical circles, has hogged the limelight through her tracks Uthando and Omthandayo and at ...

BY CHELSEA MUSAFARE NETHERLANDS-BASED Zimbabwean songstress Vimbai Zimuto (pictured) is set to embark on a week-long tour of Harare to identify shooting spots for her music videos to ...

TEMPERAMENTAL dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love yesterday said his heart went out to his former wife and fellow musician Bounty Lisa who has been battling ill-health after a ...

ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Seh Calaz is tomorrow billed to perform at the Parul University International Show slated for Vadodara, Gujarat State in India. ...

BULAWAYO model Bernard “BenChest” Ndlovu, who was crowned Mister Zimbabwe 2019-2020 Brand Ambassador after shrugging off stiff competition from 14 other models at a pageant held at Dream Night in Harare on December 28, has expressed excitement over the honour and pledged to invest on aspiring models. Ndlovu was honoured in a pageant which is a brainchild of Zimbabwe Gossip Models agency founder Mercy “Catwalk” Mushaninga. NewsDay (ND) life & style reporter Darlington Mwashita spoke to Ndlovu (BN) over the pageant, future plans and trends in the local modelling industry. Below are the excerpts from the interview. ...

AFRO-FUSION artiste Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora will this Friday treat his fans and music lovers to a free show as a way of helping ease the financial burden normally associated with the first month of the year at Maestro Restaurant and Bar in Harare. ...

AFRO-JAZZ musician Diana “MaNgwenya” Samkange yesterday said she was taking a six-month break from music as she focuses on promoting her business brand — Ancient by MaNgwenya — that seeks to produce, package and distribute traditional goods and services including food, herbs and outfits. ...

PROLIFIC saxophonist Joseph “Jose Sax” Chinouriri (pictured) has hinted on going global with his music as he seeks to increase his audience beyond the country’s borders. Chinouriri, who plays the golden alto saxophone, told NewsDay Life & Style recently it was high time he and his team shifted their focus to the global market where music is well appreciated and financially rewarding. ...

ANDY Muridzo’s ‘rebel’ dancer Marbel “Quantum” Bure, who abandoned Jeetaz band last year, has re-joined her old paymaster, NewsDay Life & Style has established. ...

XTRATIME Entertainment is set to launch a new comedy festival featuring local and international jesters, which will run from August 7 to 9, NewsDay can reveal. ...

The turn of the millennium saw a rise in a music genre that later came to be known as urban grooves, and those who were teenagers those days can very well recall how the music, which was often about love, and sounded so much like western pop, became the soundtrack of the day. ...

RENOVATION work has begun at the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo after management secured funding from the Australian and Swiss embassies, NewsDay Life & Style has learnt. ...

UNITED KINGDOM-BASED gospel songstress Nursel Masuka-Mandiopera, who goes by the moniker Nursel Light, has been nominated for an award at the debut edition of the Zimbabwe British Entertainment Awards (Zimbrits) set for February 1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. ...

CELEBRATED gospel musician Michael “Minister” Mahendere has hinted on a new album titled The Secret Place of Worship scheduled for release in March this year. ...

THE Miss Zimbabwe International Trust has nominated beauty queen Tania Tatenda Aaron as its representative at this year’s edition of Miss Global to be held in Oaxaca, Mexico on January 18. ...

AWARD-WINNING gospel musician, Janet Manyowa is delighted that she has been nominated for the Best Gospel Music Video award at the 2020 edition of the Maranatha Africa Continental Awards scheduled for April 12 in Abuja, Nigeria. ...

BETWEEN THE LINES: Panashe Chigumadze Title: Township Girls: The Cross-Over Generation Editors: Nomsa Mwamuka, Farai Mpisaunga Mpofu and Wadzanai Garwe Publisher: Jacana Media (2019) IN the 1970s, as ...

SPOKEN word poet and award-winning author Batsirai Chigama is working on a new project to create space for writers and artists to showcase their work as part of her efforts to give back to the community. ...